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Dodgers News: Dustin May is Finally Making Progress in His Injury Recovery

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in the midst of a cold season by their lofty standards.

The team has won five out of their last seven games, but still remain in third place in a top-heavy NL West at 44-35 on the year.

A large part of that struggle has been because of the starting rotation. A combination of injuries and poor performance has led to the team having to make things work with a patchwork rotation — something that has worked to mixed results thus far.

But the team is starting to see a light at the end of that tunnel with the return of Julio Urias set to be coming this weekend after he’s been out with a nagging hamstring injury.

And along with Urias, there’s another Dodger starter making welcome progress in his rehab in hard throwing right hander Dustin May.

This is the first time May has thrown in any capacity since he began his rehab program as he tries to work his way back from a right forearm strain.

He was off to a great start to his 2023 campaign, pitching to a 2.63 ERA and 0.94 WHIP before leaving his start against the Minnesota Twins after the first inning on May 18.

There’s no timetable on when the 25 year old could return to action, but the fact that he’s begun throwing again is good news considering the six week shutdown he had to endure following a platelet-rich plasma injection.

If May can find his way back to the mound within the next month or two, it’d be a great boost for a Dodger rotation in much need of depth.

Clayton Kershaw is still doing Clayton Kershaw things in his age-35 season, but Julio Urias struggled before his injury, and Noah Syndergaard’s first season with the team has been a bust, leaving the team to suddenly have to rely upon rookies Bobby Miller and Emmet Sheehan in their rotation of late.

If May can make a return to his usual form, the addition of him to the roster would certainly help his team down the stretch.

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Matt Wagner

Matt Wagner was born and raised in southern California, and he lived there before moving to Colorado and getting his B.A. in Communications from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2022. He relocated back to southern California in 2023 and is looking forward to covering the Dodgers again here at Dodgers Nation. Some of his past work is in Bleacher Report, Dodgers Tailgate, and, most recently, Colorado Buffaloes Wire. Aside from writing, you can probably catch him petting the nearest dog or eating some good Mexican food.

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